Wish List #5 | July 2015

July 15 wishlist

I know it is a bit late in the month to be posting a July Wishlist but there are a few particular products I am desperate to get my hands on at the moment so I thought I would write about them on my blog in the hopes a certain someone would see this post and treat me – just kidding… or am I.

1. Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Champagne Pop

Jaclyn Hill had done it again. She has collaborated with a fantastic company to create a beautiful product that I just cannot resist purchasing. I already love the formula of the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfectors but the one I own (Rose Gold) is a tad dark for me at the moment, due to me having an English Rose – in other words ghostly pale – complexion. Jaclyn created this product to suit any skin tone. It is described as a soft white gold with pinky peach undertones. It sounds perfect. I believe it is only available from Sephora in the USA at the moment so I will have to buy it the next time I make a Sephora order – which I am thinking will be pretty soon! Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Champagne Pop retails for $38 and is available here. 

2. Hakuho-do + Sephora Pro Fan Cheek Brush (Ougi)

I am already huge fan of Hakuho-do brushes. I only own two of them but they are two of my favourite brushes. When I heard Sephora were bringing out a range of brushes created with Hakuho-do it quickly sparked my interest. There are five brushes in the collection and the one I like the look of the most is the Pro Fan Cheek Brush (also called Ougi). Hakuho-do are famous for their fantastic quality natural hair brushes, however, in this collab with Sephora they have designed synthetic bristled brushes. All of the brushes have lacquered red handles with matte black ferrules, they just look stunning. They range in price from $30 – $54 so quite pricey but I am willing to pay that bit more money for a quality brush. The Hakuho-do + Sephora Pro Fan Cheek Brush (Ougi) retails for $40 and is available here.

3. Ren Wake Wonderful Night-Time Facial

This is not a product I have heard much about in the blogging community but I don’t think I have been disappointed by a Ren product yet. The Wake Wonderful Night-Time Facial claims to work in three stages overnight to leave skin looking more luminous, brighter and more even in tone. I love the Gycolactic Skin Renewal Mask and find that does a great job at making my skin look more luminous in the morning, so this sounds like it may up the glow factor even more. The Ren Wake Wonderful Night-Time Facial retails for £32 and is available here.

4. Hourglass Ambient Lighting Bronzer in Luminous Bronze

I have to admit, when this was first released I wasn’t all that fussed about it. Now that I am seeing it being used more and more in tutorials I have fallen in love with the way it makes peoples skin look. It really does give that bronzed goddess look that everyone wants in the summer. I know it is super pricey for a bronzer but bronzing up my face is something I have been enjoying doing recently and none of my bronzers seem to be giving me the look I am going for. Im pretty sure I have £10 of Space NK points so this might accidentally slip into my basket next time I am browsing their site. The Hourglass Ambient Lighting Bronzer in luminous Bronze retails for £42 and is available here.

5. Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Stick Trio

These were added to my wishlist today whilst I was browsing the Smashbox stand in my local Boots. I was on the hunt for their 24 Hour Photo Finish Shadow Primer (review coming next month) and I spotted some testers of these contour sticks. Today was the first time I had seen them in person so I swatched them on the back of my hand and blended them out. I was so impressed with how well they blended into my skin and I am pleased to see that the contour shade is cool enough in tone to actually give the appearance of shadows on the face. The Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Stick Trio retails for £35 and is available here.

6. Clarins Renew-Plus Body Serum

This is another recent product want of mine. I was watching Caroline Hirons empties video and she mentioned this as being good for someone with Keratosis Pilaris (chicken skin). I have only just discovered that this is the name for the look of the skin on my arms and thighs, it is something that has bothered me for most of my adult life and is something that causes me a great deal of embarrassment in the summer months – though I’m sure most people don’t notice it. I think I might treat myself to this before my holiday in September to try and reduce the look of the Keratosis Pilaris on my arms. The Clarins Renew-Plus Body Serum retails for £40 and is available here.

Have you tried any of these products? If so what do you think of them? Let me know in the comments.

Wish List #1 | November 2014

I thought I would start a new series of blog posts today, showing you the six beauty products I am lusting after the most each month. I like to make a note of the products I want to try so I can look out for them going on sale or special offer and this also means I don’t forget what I want to try. Lets look at what is on my November wish list.


Nov Wish List


1. GHD Rose Gold Air Hairdryer

The hairdryer I am using at the moment is ok but it is quite big and bulky due to having a long nozzle – is that the correct term – and this causes it to be clumsy and heavy. I have been searching around for a new one for a while and when I stumbled across the GHD Air Hairdryer on lebeautygirl.com I thought it is just what I am looking for even though she mentions it is a tad heavy. I popped over to the GHD website and saw they had a limited edition rose gold edition, that is when it jumped straight to the top of my wish list. The GHD Air Hairdryer retails for £99.

2. Clarins Instant Concealer in 01

Another blogger enabled product is the Instant Concealer from Clarins. I first saw this on musingsofamuse.com – I love her blog by the way, she is great  – and thought it sounded like something I was missing in my collection. I have trouble with concealer creasing under my eyes as I have a line under each one, and I also have a problem with my eye area looking dry so my concealer does’t sink in very well. I would encourage you to read her post on the concealer for a more in depth review but basically it is supposed to reflect light to help hide dark circles, moisturise the eye area and blend flawlessly into the skin – sold! The Clarins Instant Concealer retails for £21.

3. Urban Decay Super Saturated Ultra Intense Waterproof Cream Eyeliner in Perversion

I recently ran out of my MAC Fluidline in Backtrack so have been on the hunt for something new to try. After looking on various beauty websites I decided the Urban Decay offering was the one to add to my list as it claims to be super pigmented and waterproof whilst also being easy to use. I’m holding out for as long as possible to purchase this as I do have another MAC Fluidline in Blitz n Glitz on the go that I want to use up first. You can now purchase Urban Decay products from urbandecay.co.uk as well as all the usual stockists. The Urban Decay Cream Eyeliner retails for £16.

4. Bite Beauty Mix N’ Mingle Set

I have only tried three products from Bite Beauty (Agave Lip Mask, Luminous Crème Lipstick and High Pigment Pencil) but I love all three of them. I also love the concept behind the company. They focus on creating good quality products that contain natural and organic ingredients. I came across the Mix N’ Mingle set whilst browsing the Sephora.com site. The set includes 5 Luminous Crème Lipstick Duos, 3 Matte Crème Lip Crayons and 2 Lush Fruit Lip Glosses all in deluxe mini size. There looks to be a great range of colours and finishes in the set. This would make an excellent gift for any lip product lover. The Bite Beauty Mix N’ Mingle set retails for $98 (approximately £65).

5. NARS Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow in Callisto

I think I first heard about these on the NARS.co.uk website and at first I wasn’t really interested in them as I don’t usually purchase single eyeshadows. But when I saw Vivianna Does Makeup and Lily Pebbles raving about them I thought that maybe I should have a closer look. I looked at swatches of the 12 colours and immediately fell in love with Callisto which NARS describes as an “icy pink silver”, however from what I can see from swatches it looks more like a pale shimmery taupe. NARS Dual-Intensity Eyeshadows retail for £21.

6. Tweezerman Slant Tweezer

I have been using the same pair of cheap tweezers that I got in a manicure type set for years, so I feel it is about time I invest in a decent pair that might make it easier to pluck my eyebrows. The good thing about investing in a pair of Tweezerman Tweezers is that you can get them sharpened for free (except the cost of postage to the USA), therefore once I have purchased them I shouldn’t have to buy another pair of tweezers again – in theory that is. I love that they come in a variety of different colours but this could cause a problem when it comes to deciding which ones I am going to buy! Tweezerman Slant Tweezers retail for £20.50.

Is there anything you are lusting after? Let me know in the comments below.